# Tuesday, June 23, 2015


photo3This makes a really good mid-week meal and is enough to feed the family for 2 days. I cooked the pasta then made a basic white sauce. Added half a block of blue cheese into the sauce. Chopped up a pepper and some broccoli. Put it into the dish and stirred in the sauce. Topped with a little more blue cheese. It takes about 35 minutes to bake in the oven. Not only do I like the fact that its quick and cheap to make its also a very good way of getting my son to eat vegetables.

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# Thursday, June 04, 2015


This is probably one of the nicest things I have made recently and also one of the easiest. I roasted the cherry tomatoes in the oven drizzled in a little olive oil for about 20 minutes. Then made a risotto by frying a little butter and onion with the rice before adding in about half a pint of chicken stock and a cup of nice white wine. The tomatoes and a handful of fresh coriander were stirred in at the last minute.

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# Thursday, May 21, 2015

Its asparagus season again and the third year since we planted ours in the garden. The harvest is small but every few days we have a handful of asparagus spears ready to eat. They are so good they need little done to them, so we have been lightly steaming them or eating them topped with a poached egg. They really are something special.

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# Thursday, March 05, 2015

bread hogs

These bread hogs came from a recipe in the Peppa Pig magazine. We will certainly make them again as the children really enjoyed making the hedgehog shapes and sticking on the eyes. I must admit they look better than they taste but they provided a few hours of playtime.

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# Friday, February 27, 2015


Back on to pipe cleaners, we tried our hand at a few snakes. I think they worked out quite well.

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# Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Left over chicken sandwich

Another cheap meal made from the remains of a roast chicken, grilled red peppers and plenty of crunchy salad in a crusty roll.

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# Thursday, February 19, 2015

leftover stir fry

Another meal made from leftover roast chicken. This one just has the leftover leg and thigh meat for a bit more flavour. Strips of red cabbage pepper and some noodles.

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# Saturday, February 14, 2015

sea bass

This is grilled sea bass with basil pesto and grilled tomatoes. It works really well and gets the thumbs up as a dish which takes less than 15 minutes to cook.

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